Vital Statistics

New shop item!

I’m on a sewing roll! This week’s addition to the shop comes in the form of this bold cotton top with a measuring tape print. The bodice is fitted and has an open ended zip at the back so that the back opens up completely. Unlike the world print top, the zipper is hidden. This beauty is a size 22 but I I have more fabric so if you would like one custom made, please ask! Detailed measurements are:

Bust: 49.5″/ 126cm
Waist: 45.5″/ 115cm
Shoulder to hem length: 28.5″/73cm
Sleeve length: 8.5″/ 22cm
Cuff: 9.5″/ 24cm

There’s a certain irony is a larger woman wearing clothing that’s covered in measurements as many of us keep our vital statistics a closely guarded secret. This top laughs in the face of such contrived modesty and is not for the faint of heart!

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Item of the week 05/06/14

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jay Bird Shoes, £65, Office


Around the world in a day

The headless fattie strikes again.

I’m slowly but surely working through the pile of fabric that’s threatening to evict me from my own home. I’ve made another skirt, this time using the Vintage Marco Polo/ Dora the Explorer inspired nautical cotton print that I recently added to the stockpile because I’m weak.

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The skirt is a UK30 with a 50″/ 127cm waist. For more details please see the Etsy Listing.

Also, I’m sporting a new tshirt from M&S which is here.


Musicology

The latest handcrafted addition to the Etsy shop….

Union Skirt

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I’ve put it on for the photo but I’m so darn pleased with how its turned out that I’m going to make another one for myself, pronto. Its a great vintage style print with a rock ‘n’ roll edge, on cotton poplin fabric. If you look carefully you will see that the text mentions the likes of The Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Coldplay and um…. McFly? It really is quite an amusing read.

The skirt shown has a 47.5″/ 121cm waist and is 31.5″/ 80cm long. There is an exposed zipper at the back with a small button on the inside for extra security, and side pockets. I can make it shorter if you would prefer a shorter length.

For more info and to see other new and vintage items, go here now.

PS- I’m now on Instagram! ID: fatgirlclothes


Item of the week 24/05/14

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Deja- vu x2!

Less than 24 hours ago I told you about the blue and black dress that I thrifted and it brought back memories of an identical dress I had. Today I go out and find the exact same dress in green! What are the chances of that happening?!

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Talk about grinning from ear to ear! It made my day!

Size 14/ 16 green dress available here.


Blue Deja-Vu

I’ve been a regular thrifter for around twenty years and while I’ve on occasion seen clothes that remind me of something I may have owned as a youngster, I’ve never until now seen something identical. I spotted this dress in a charity shop and I immediately grabbed it from the rail in instant recognition.

blue deja1I wore this!

blue5I was around 13 in this photo and seeing that dress brought back a lot of memories. I’m pictured with my mom and we wore very similar clothes, not because I loved dressing like my mother, but because it was damn near impossible to find age appropriate size 16 clothes for young teenagers. Finding casual clothing wasn’t too bad but when it came to dressing for church or weddings (as in this photo) the dress code was definitely “middle aged”. While most teens were shopping in Chelsea Girl, Miss Selfridge and H&M, all my garb came from C&A- and I don’t mean the younger Clockhouse line. At thirteen I had some of the same clothes as my mom and my aunt, which really was a sorry state of affairs.

Maybe that’s why I love 80’s vintage dresses so much now? They weren’t age appropriate at the time but as I’m pretty much middle aged now they actually suit me. Am I really admitting to everyone that I just have not moved on? Yup, I think I am. I may be stagnant and stuck in a style timewarp, but plus size fashion has thankfully come a very long way and now teens can dress like teens- not their aunts. Shame the dress is only a size 16- I would have given it another spin. Dress available here.


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